Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Leadership Opportunities - Rodeo Austin


Leadership Opportunities - Rodeo Austin

Listed below are opportunities for youth to volunteer to sing the National Anthem and recite the American, Texas Pledges, the FFA Motto and the 4-H Pledge at the shows for Rodeo Austin.
  • Longhorn Show - Saturday, March 14th  - Show starts at 9:00 am
  • Market Lamb & Goat Show - Tuesday, March 17th   - Show starts at 9:00 am
  • Market Poultry Show - Wednesday, March 18th  -Show starts at 11:00 am
  • Open Boer Goat Show - Thursday, March 19th  - Show starts at 9:00 am
  • Barrow Show - Saturday, March 21st  - Show starts at 8:00 am
  • Barrow Show - Sunday, March 22nd- Show starts at 8:00 am
  • Market Steer Show - Tuesday, March 24th - Show starts at 9:00 am
  • Market Steer Show - Wednesday, March 25th - Show starts at 9:00 am
  • Jr. Breeding Heifer Show - Friday, March 27th - Show starts at 9:00 am
  • Jr. Breeding Heifer Show - Saturday, March 28th  - Show starts at 9:00 am

For those interested in this leadership opportunity, please sign up using the above link to the online form. You will need to plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the species show in which you are volunteering. One parking and one gate pass will be provided for the youth who is volunteering (provided you do not already have any) and the passes will be mailed to the address you provide. You WILL NEED to provide your address when signing up.

When you register, please select the option to use alternate name and in the "First Name" box , list the first and last name of the youth member. In the "last name" box, list the 4-H County or FFA Chapter in which the youth is a member.

If you would like to sing the national anthem, a video needs to be emailed to Cory by February 25th as those spots will be assigned.

If you have questions, please email Cory at Cory.hundl@ag.tamu.edu

2020 District 10 Spring Round Up

The 2020 District 10 Spring Round Up Contest April 22-25, 2020 in Fredericksburg, TX have been posted and provided in the link below. Contact our office at 512-854-9600 or kyle.hammel@ag.tamu.edu.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

TCYS Auction Sale Order


Please, please, please, read the Auction FAQ's that is posted on the auction page. We have a lot of changes this year and don't want anyone to be surprised. 

Exhibitors must keep their eligibility from check in, through the auction.

Just a few of the BIG changes are as follows:
- Add On's can be done and created online (on the auction page). We will keep this online form up until February 5th. 
- Only high school seniors will be allowed to give a note card to the auctioneer. Unless you're donating to the scholarship fund instead of having a basket, the auctioneer with promote the exhibitor. Also, these cards are limited to 50 words. We love everyone, but these have gotten very lengthy.
- You're only allowed 1 person on stage with you to help, assuming they are already in line with you within the 20 sale slots. Otherwise, we have a wonderful group of Jr. Leaders and Queens Court members who would be glad to help you across the stage.
- There is no longer an open bar. TCYS will provide water and tea.


USDA/1890 National Scholarship Program: Deadline January 31, 2020

I would like to share  with you an exciting scholarship opportunity.  Please email me for the application if you are interested.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

More TCYS Updates

1. TCYS Booth-Volunteers Needed
 We are planning to have a Travis County 4-H booth at TCYS over the course of the three days.  The booth will promote all 4-H programs in Travis County and will be shared with the Travis County 4-H Shooting Sports Club (TC4HSSC) whose members will be manning their section of the booth at times.  Since we are trying to generate interest in 4-H and increase enrollment in Travis County 4-H, we would like for each Travis County 4-H club to provide us with two captivating photos of your banner project(s) that will be used for the booth.  We also would like for every club to participate in manning the booth by having members sign up for two-hour time slots (adults also are welcome to participate).  We have created a SignUpGenius account for members to sign up for the time and day they wish to help man the booth.  This will be a great opportunity to help promote 4-H, Travis County 4-H and your club while garnering volunteer hours that can be used in record books. Please contact our office, Kyle Hammel or Noel Troxclair if you have any questions or have a problem signing up.  Thank you.  We look forward to seeing each of you at TCYS.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0849ABA622A7F49-travis

2. 2020 Herdsman Entries
http://traviscountyyouthshow.org/docs/93036_2020%20TCYS%20Herdsman%20Entry%20Form.pdf

3. Food Challenge Postponed
Food Challenge will not be held next week. The TCYS Board is planning on holding the event later in the Spring. Details will be released as they come available.

Monday, January 13, 2020

TCYS Updates

 1. TCYS Booth-Volunteers Needed
 We are planning to have a Travis County 4-H booth at TCYS over the course of the three days.  The booth will promote all 4-H programs in Travis County and will be shared with the Travis County 4-H Shooting Sports Club (TC4HSSC) whose members will be manning their section of the booth at times.  Since we are trying to generate interest in 4-H and increase enrollment in Travis County 4-H, we would like for each Travis County 4-H club to provide us with two captivating photos of your banner project(s) that will be used for the booth.  We also would like for every club to participate in manning the booth by having members sign up for two-hour time slots (adults also are welcome to participate).  We have created a SignUpGenius account for members to sign up for the time and day they wish to help man the booth.  This will be a great opportunity to help promote 4-H, Travis County 4-H and your club while garnering volunteer hours that can be used in record books. Please contact our office, Kyle Hammel or Noel Troxclair if you have any questions or have a problem signing up.  Thank you.  We look forward to seeing each of you at TCYS.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0849ABA622A7F49-travis

2. Set Up/Breakdown Schedule



3. Pen Assignments

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Bell County Youth Fair Judging Contests


On Friday, February 7th, 2020 the Bell County Youth Fair will host four invitational contests open to all Texas 4-H and FFA members. Early registration is now available at https://www.judgingcard.com/Registration/Info.aspx?ID=10710.

  • Livestock Judging Contest
    • Registration: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM; Contest: 9:00 AM
  • Ag Product ID Contest
    • Registration: 11:30 AM – Noon; Contest: 12:00 PM
  • Vet Science Skillathon Contest
    • Registration: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM; Contest: 9:00 AM
  • Rabbit Judging Contest
    • On-site Registration ONLY: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM; Contest: 9:00 AM
Rule Book: https://agrilife.org/bellctyyouthfair/files/2019/10/2020-Catalog-printable.pdf

Souper Bowl of Caring: Statewide Service Learning Event

Travis County Photography Contest

The information for the Travis County Photography Contest 2020 has been released!  Please see below for more details:







Tuesday, January 7, 2020

4-H Booth at TCYS


We hope all of you had a memorable Christmas and wish you a happy, healthy and successful TCYS and 2020.  Some of you may know while others may not know, but we are planning to have a Travis County 4-H booth at TCYS over the course of the three days.  The booth will promote all 4-H programs in Travis County and will be shared with the Travis County 4-H Shooting Sports Club (TC4HSSC) whose members will be manning their section of the booth at times.  Since we are trying to generate interest in 4-H and increase enrollment in Travis County 4-H, we would like for each Travis County 4-H club to provide us with two captivating photos of your banner project(s) that will be used for the booth.  We also would like for every club to participate in manning the booth by having members sign up for two-hour time slots (adults also are welcome to participate).  We have created a SignUpGenius account for members to sign up for the time and day they wish to help man the booth.  This will be a great opportunity to help promote 4-H, Travis County 4-H and your club while garnering volunteer hours that can be used in record books. Please contact our office, Kyle Hammel or Noel Troxclair if you have any questions or have a problem signing up.  Thank you.  We look forward to seeing each of you at TCYS.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0849ABA622A7F49-travis

Monday, December 2, 2019

Broiler Pick Up / Rabbit Validation


Hi All,

Friendly reminder:

BROILERS PICKUP 
Friday, December 6, 2019 
Location: Manor HS Ag Barn 
Time: 3:30pm - 7:00pm 
NOTE: Exhibitors must bring their own boxes for pick up. 

RABBIT VALIDATION 
December 14th at 8am 
Location: Hendrickson HS Ag Building 

REMEMBER: - Please bring your own blankets for your rabbit entries. - The only paperwork you need to bring filled out with your project is the TCYS Liability Waiver found at the bottom of this page.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

If you are interested in attending the following College Prep Event, we will be live streaming the event at the County Extension Office and will have food available to the first people who sign up.  If you would like to sign up, please email CEP 4-H Agent Nathan Tucker.